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Roughly 48 hours after being named the most valuable player at the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game at Bridgestone Arena, forward John Scott is being asked questions about a potential movie being made off the Hollywood script.

"I've heard the rumblings, I've seen the article they're casting people," Scott told NBC Sports Network on Tuesday. "It'd be neat, but I can never see myself in a movie. I don't think I'm that interesting, but you never know. Who knows what they're gonna write up?"

NBC's Liam McHugh asked Scott who he thinks should portray him in the film.

"I think probably Mike Milbury, right? That'd be perfect," Scott said. "He'd have to lose some weight. Maybe Vince Vaughn, Liev Schreiber. I don't know."

Scott is currently playing for St. John's of the American Hockey League. He was reassigned there by the Montreal Canadiens after they acquired him from the Arizona Coyotes on Jan. 15. He's hoping his performance at the All-Star Game may land him back in the NHL at some point. Scott had five goals and six assists in 285 games with Arizona, the San Jose Sharks, Buffalo Sabres, New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks and Minnesota Wild.

"I know I can still play," Scott said. "I know a lot of people don't think that, but I can still play out there. I definitely bring something to the table, and what a way to go out if you're the MVP of the best game going, right? So it wouldn't be a bad game to end off on, but I definitely think I can still bring something to the table and be beneficial for any team."

Scott's wife, Danielle, will deliver twin daughters any day. His other two daughters were in attendance in Nashville for All-Star weekend.

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What will he do with his portion of the Pacific Division's $1 million prize?

"Probably just spend the majority of it on baby stuff … diapers, stuff like that," Scott said. "Nothing crazy, definitely. It's going to useful stuff around the house and maybe a little college fund for the kids."

Scott was named MVP on Sunday after scoring two goals in the tournament. The helmet he wore will soon be on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.

"Right before I got the MVP, I had no idea I was even up for it," Scott said. "I was kind of chatting with the guys and see my family in the crowd. I thought they said Johnny Gaudreau, and then they're like, 'No, you got the MVP.' I kind of was like, 'Are you kidding me?' I just looked at my family and they were going nuts and the guys were pushing me up there. It was just really, really emotional and it was a really cool moment."

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